Gianna is a "super-sweet" 15-year-old girl.

While she is described by her counselors as funny with a terrific sense of humor, she tends to be a little quiet after meeting new people. 

A big fan of animals, Gianna loves both cats and dogs, but dreams of one day riding a horse. When she is older, she hopes to work as a veterinarian because she wants to help sick animals. She would love a family to have a pet.

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Gianna loves to cook, and baking in particular. She enjoys working on recipes and being in the kitchen with other people.

She enjoys athletics, and is interested in gymnastics, running 5Ks and cheerleading.

Gianna’s strength is that she loves family and loves to make real connections with other people. 

Gianna takes great pride in her school work and earned her way onto the honor roll over the past year. She genuinely appreciates the positive feedback and recognition that she receives for her diligence at school. 

Legally freed for adoption, Gianna would do best in a single-female parent or two-parent home where she is the only child. She will need continued contact with her younger sister who is placed separately.

In a future home, Gianna hopes to have her own room. Her social worker is open to exploring local families that could potentially start off as a visiting resource for her in order to build a relationship prior to placement. 

Who Can Adopt?

If you’re at least 18 years old, have a stable source of income, and have room in your heart, you may be a perfect match to adopt a waiting child. Adoptive parents can be single, married or partnered; experienced or not; renters or homeowners; LGBTQ+ singles and couples. As an adoptive parent, you won’t have to pay any fees. Adoption from foster care is completely free in Massachusetts.

The process to adopt a child from foster care includes training, interviews and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you. These steps will help match you with a child or sibling group that will be a good fit.

To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at (617) 964-6273 or visit www.mareinc.org. Start the process today and give a waiting child a permanent place to call home.

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